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The proper replacment proceedures for saturn aura brake pads front is to take off your wheels, unbolt the caliper housing on it. You should also replace the shims when you replace the brake pads, it's the metal brackets around the pads. The new brake pads slide into place. If i was you I would also replace the caliper pin boots with new ones aftermarket. My car had a warping issue and a uneven brake pad wear and this fixed both problems. Need anything else ask, the tire should be retorqued to 100ft/lbs when you reassemble everything.
Disk's and pads are the same thing,Brake pads,Brake disk. Are you meaning the rotor? If you are the answer is yes,you don't have to replace the rotors unless you have a rotor brake vibration when you are applying the brakes on your car. If you do want to change rotors later,you can but remember to take sand paper to the previous new pads,because they were used and got hot and hard they will now score the new rotors,that is why you sand the pads.
remove 2 caliper bolts, remove old pads. put new pads in there place, before installing the caliper, be sure to squeeze the piston back in the caliper otherwise it will not fit back over the new pads. than replace the caliper and the 2 mounting bolts.
1.Remove the lower bolt and lift the caliper assembly up and secure it with a wire or some other retaining method.
2.Remove the pads.CAUTION: Do not depress the brake pedal while disassembling the pads
1.Check the pads for wear or oil contamination and replace, if necessary.• The pads for the right and left wheels should be replaced at the same time. Never "drop" or intermix brake pad sets.• All four pads must be replaced as a complete set.• When replacing the brake pad, check for deformation. When replacing the guide spring, use a new one or the used one after cleaning away foreign material.2.Check the pad for damage or deformation.Brake pad thickness:Standard value: 9 mm (0.354 in.)Service limited value: 2 mm (0.0787 in.)
1.Install the pad clips.2.Install the pads onto each pad clip. 3.Insert the piston in the cylinder using the Special Tool (09581-11000).4.Install the new pads. The shims are attached to each pad as illustratedBe careful so that the disc or pad isn't contaminated by grease.5.Install the bolt and tighten to the specified value.Tightening torqueGuide rod bolt: 22~32 Nm(220~320 kgf·cm, 16~24 lb·ft)